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    SOA Authoritative Name Server help please


    out of all server features, DNS is the hardest for me to grasp!!!!


    My issue is on "Authoritative Name Server"

    I got no problem when hosting my own site..but I got two more websites that I got to host on my server...

    my main server is ns1.mysite.com this is what that I have on "Authoritative Name Server"
    no if I host an other website with different domain name should I

    use also otherwebsite.com as its own SOA with Authoritative Name Server OR

    SOA record still using ns1.mysite.com as Authoritative Name Server for these new websites

    am I right?
    little imput please?

    thanks guys?

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    here is your problem look at the ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    mysite.com. 3600 IN NS authns-ws.iad.mysite.com.
    your site needs to be the name server so the record so be like this
    mysite.com. 3600 IN NS ns1.mysite.com.

    host -a ns1.mysite.com
    Trying "ns1.mysite.com"
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 22935
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 2

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;ns1.mysite.com. IN ANY

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    ns1.mysite.com. 3600 IN MX 10 mx-ws.lax.untd.com.
    ns1.mysite.com. 3600 IN MX 10 mx-ws.nyc.untd.com.
    ns1.mysite.com. 43200 IN A 64.136.24.162

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    mysite.com. 3600 IN NS authns-ws.iad.mysite.com.
    mysite.com. 3600 IN NS authns-ws.lax.mysite.com.
    mysite.com. 3600 IN NS authns-ws.nyc.mysite.com.

    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    mx-ws.lax.untd.com. 285 IN A 64.136.28.83
    mx-ws.nyc.untd.com. 203 IN A 64.136.20.83

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    thanks objuan... but

    mysite.com...

    is not really my site... it was an example that I used... don't know if there is a risk posting my real DNS IP settings...

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    Sorry, no problem, I just assumed it was yours domain, because it is a qualified domain. Meaning its real.

    "My issue is on "Authoritative Name Server"

    If you are going to host domains. Your domain need to be the domain name server such as ns1.mysite.com . So that other domain name servers no were to look for the domains that you host. As a DNS server this makes you the "Authoritative Name Server"

    I hope that this helps in you quest to do DNS

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    You are the SOA

    Quote Originally Posted by golpemortal View Post
    out of all server features, DNS is the hardest for me to grasp!!!!


    My issue is on "Authoritative Name Server"

    I got no problem when hosting my own site..but I got two more websites that I got to host on my server...

    my main server is ns1.mysite.com this is what that I have on "Authoritative Name Server"
    no if I host an other website with different domain name should I

    use also otherwebsite.com as its own SOA with Authoritative Name Server OR

    SOA record still using ns1.mysite.com as Authoritative Name Server for these new websites

    am I right?
    little imput please?

    thanks guys?
    Think of it this way, ns1.mysite.com is the SOA for any site that you will be hosting...so let me give you an example...

    You are going to host google.com, yahoo.com, and myspace.com... (rolling in the big dough). They will all set the name server for their site to ns1.mysite.com and ns2.mysite.com. That would make ns1.mysite.com the SOA and ns2.mysite.com the alternate to google.com, yahoo.com, and myspace.com. when someone goes to google.com the router will ask its DNS server where google.com is and point to the name server (ns1.mysite.com) for more answers as to how to get to the site. Your DNS server resides on ns1.mysite.com and your DNS server says that google.com is at 145.111.111.255 and then the webserver picks it up. So you don't need to make nameservers for each site. If you need any more help with it you can P.M. me the info and I will be glad to help.

    -Mike

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